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Mets Morning News: Mets snap losing streak thanks to a dominant Jacob deGrom

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Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

The Mets won a game. It’s been a while since any of us have heard that, so just let it sink in. After a seemingly endless seven-game losing streak, the Mets finally tallied one in the win column behind a dominant performance from Jacob deGrom, who pitched seven shutout innings while striking out nine Angels. Michael Conforto helped key the offense with his eleventh home run of the season, as the Mets went on to win 3-0.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short, NY Post, Times, Daily News, Newsday, NJ.com, MLB.com, Bergen County Record.

Also worth seeing from last night’s game: Jose Reyes’s circus catch.

Sandy Alderson isn’t giving up on the Mets’ season yet.

The Mets would prefer not to call up Amed Rosario or Dominic Smith.

Michael Conforto is no longer a liability against lefties.

Tim Tebow may not be the greatest baseball player, but he’s been extremely good for business. Attendance is up a whopping 40% for the Columbia Fireflies this season.

Around the NL East

The Braves and Nationals clashed with the Braves coming out on top 6-4.

The Marlins played the Dodgers, and also fought them.

The Phillies beat the Pirates but lost Jeremy Hellickson to injury.

Giancarlo Stanton is not happy with the Marlins losing so many games.

Around MLB

Chris Sale has tied an MLB record with an impressive eight-game streak of at least ten strikeouts.

The New York Times has a feature on Mike Trout’s lack of branding.

There have been an unusual number of immaculate innings so far this season, and Kenley Jansen was the latest to throw one.

Pirates fans sent ailing pitcher Jameson Taillon, who’s battling cancer, a really touching get well card.

The Dodgers were forced to place Justin Turner on the 10-day DL with a hamstring strain.

Yesterday at AA

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets-Angels series.

Matthew Callan took a look back at Todd Pratt’s 1999 NLCS home run.

Joe Sokolowski was back with another “This Week in Mets Quotes.

Daniel Convery delivered the Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

Robin Ventura hit grand slams in both games of a doubleheader on this date in 1999.